Track and Field

Great Eight: Rupp takes record eighth-straight USATF 10,000m title, Crouser pulls off men’s shot put upset

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EUGENE, OREGON -- Hayward Field favorite Galen Rupp made history as he won his eighth consecutive USATF 10,000m title, while Oregon native Ryan Crouser highlighted a team of first-time Olympians in the men’s shot put to open track & field action at Hayward Field Friday.

Rupp (Portland, Oregon) led the pack early with the competitors going in single-file formation from the gun. In a move that seemed very un-Rupp-like, the 2012 Olympic silver medalist broke away with 14 laps remaining to put nearly 20 meters between him and the chase pack. After the ensuing 800m, Rupp looked to let up and U.S. Army’s Shadrack Kipchirchir (Eldoret, Kenya) and four-time Olympian Bernard Lagat (Tucson, Arizona) made their move to join Rupp away from the pack.

Allyson Felix & men’s long jumpers highlight third day of U.S. Olympic Trials

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EUGENE, OREGON -- Her status a question mark heading into the U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Track & Field, Allyson Felix (Los Angeles) erased any doubt of her fitness and form with a phenomenal comeback in the last 150 meters to win the women’s 400m title Sunday. The Hayward faithful witnessed one of the greatest long jump shows in track & field history as well, with seven men jumping 27-feet in a windy men’s long jump final.

Felix dashes doubts as she takes first 400m Olympic Trials title

Natasha Hastings(Brooklyn, New York) was out very quickly over the first 100 meters, making up the stagger on Ashley Spencer(Indianapolis, Indiana) and leading Felix and Francena McCorory(Hampton, Virginia) in the middle of the track and Phyllis Francis(Queens, New York) on the inside. Coming into the final 150 Hastings continued to lead, but Felix made a very strong move down the home stretch to take the lead and run on to her third U.S. one-lap title convincingly in 49.68, the fastest time in the world this year.

Ticket to Rio: Men's and Women's 20k Race Walks

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Mark Cullen wrote for us in Beijing in 2015. Here is his first piece of the Olympic Trials for RunBlogRun, on the men's and women's 20k race walks. Mark has a superb blog at www.trackerati.com.

Ticket to Rio

Men's and Women's 20k Race Walks

Thursday, 6/30/16

Salem, OR

"This is my ticket to Rio!" exclaimed Maria Michta-Coffey while holding her Olympic Trials 20k race walk gold medal. Michta-Coffey won Thursday's Olympic Trials race in Salem, OR, in 1:33:40.8, under the Olympic qualifying standard of 1:36:00. She is joined on the US team by Miranda Melville who was 2nd in 1:34:11.1. Bronze medal winner Katie Burnett finished in a non-qualifying 1:41:12.2.

Norman runs third-fastest 200m in high school history on final day of USATF Juniors

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CLOVIS, CALIFORNIA -- The final day of the USATF Junior Championships did not disappoint, as Michael Norman (Murrieta, California) turned in the performance of a lifetime in the men’s 200m, highlighting 15 finals on the final day of the 2016 USATF Junior Championships at Veterans Memorial Stadium.

Norman runs into record books

Norman was superhuman on Sunday, turning in the third-fastest time in U.S. high school history with his 20.15 in the 200m finals. His time goes down as a meet record and the top junior time in the world this year, just .02 off the American junior record. sets him up well for a strong showing at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Track & Field.

Murphy runs third-fastest U.S. prep 1500m at adidas Boost Boston Games

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BOSTON -- The adidas Boost Boston Games started with a bang Friday night at Dilboy Stadium in Somerville, as prepster Kate Murphy ran the third-fastest HS 1500m of all time to highlight the action.

Murphy (Burke, Virginia) wrote her name down in the history books Friday, cruising to the adidas Dream 1500m victory in 4:07.21, easily recording a new personal best. Murphy led from the gun and never looked back, winning decisively by nearly seven seconds. Murphy now ranks third in U.S. high school history behind Mary Cain (2013 - 4:04.62) and Alexa Efraimson (2014 - 4:07.05). Murphy will be a senior at Lake Braddock High School this fall.